General information about Corfu
Corfu is something you can't understand immediately, but you have to discover it slowly, day after day, as “Feaci” did in ancient times.
Thousand years ago they landed in Corfu with their legendary boats and little by little they started to discover its colours, its perfumes, its sounds and sensations.
Today you will be impressed by long sandy beaches, marvelous bay, picturesque mountain villages, large olive tree forests and the old town with its ancient stones and hidden lovely places.
You’ll find this and more in a modern island that still seduces the visitors with its charm and its old traditions of a glorious past.
The thick vegetation, the massive number of flowers, the country full of olive trees and the Mediterranean nature all around Corfu island are the result of the abundant winter rains and a sweet climate all over the year.
The hottest months during the summer are refreshed by a nice wind. Winter in Kerkyra, is never very cold, you’ll find in an average temperature of 10/12 degrees daily.
Corfu, called Kerkyra by Greek people, belongs to the Greek Ionian Islands (Corfu, Paxi, Lefkas, Kefalonia, Ithaki, Zante and Kythira) and it is the biggest one after Kefalonia. Between Corfù and the near coasts of Epyrus and Albany the sea is known as “Kerkyraiki Sea” and in the Northern part it is called Aghios Stefanos “stretto” (just 2 Km).
From a geologic point of view Corfu is similar to the near mainland coast.
Corfu’s territory consists of many mountains, especially in the Northern part where the region is characterized by Mt. Pantokratoras.
The North coast of Corfù is very irregular, that’s why here you can find a lot of bay and small promontories, while as you go down to the South you can find a more regular environment with long sandy beaches.
Kerkyra is also surrounded by a great number of small little islands, and we suggest you to visit a special designed section Bordering Islands to get more information about them.
During last years the island of Corfu has seen a great tourist development and can offers today modern structures which still maintain its traditional style.
You will see and appreciate this all over the island, where the hospitality of the inhabitants together with their joy of life will impress you from the first moment of your stay.
ClimateDuring summer season, from May till September temperatures can change from 23 till 36 degrees and it doesn’t rain a lot. Very often there’s a fresh wind called maestros in all Corfu.
This wind starts normally in the afternoon and follows a North-South direction.
We suggest you to avoid Corfu town during the hottest hour of the day, while it is very nice to visit it during the evening.
|Relative humidity in %||60
|Corfu’s telephone code:||0030 26610 (town)
0030 26620 (south of the island)
0030 26630 (north of the island)
|Police:||39509 / 41203 / 38661|
|Tourist police:||39503 / 30265|
|Port of Gouvia:||91475 / 91376|
|Nautical Center of Corfu:||30470|
|Capitaneria di porto:||32655 / 40002 / 33108|
|Airport:||38694 / 30180 / 38079|
|Bus station:||39985 / 32185 / 31595 / 30627|
|Radio taxi:||33811 / 33812|
|Post office:||39270 / 25544|
|Public Phone Society (O.T.E):||49100|